The Downey Legend

Junior honor guard

Junior honor guard

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

June 21, 2012

But for this year’s Junior Honor Guard, the selection process needed a few alterations. This year, a large amount of juniors submitted their applications with the hopes of being a part of graduation. Rather than selecting forty juniors that qualify to be a part of Honor Guard, the application process...

A marine with a dream

A marine with a dream

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

June 1, 2012

This year’s Senior Awards Night, which took place at the Downey Civic Theater, on May 17, at 7:00 p.m., presented scholarships to 124 seniors. Among this group of scholarship recipients is Luis Cuellar who received the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship of $180,000 to attend the...

The prom fiasco

The prom fiasco

Dinorah Acuña, Staff writer

April 27, 2012

Spring Break marked the beginning of Prom fiasco, where the majority of senior girls at Downey would be frantically searching for the perfect dress, heels, accessories, make-up and hairstyles. Their goal? To make senior year memorable; and what better way to do so than going all-out for Prom. In essence,...

The coffee addict’s choice

Dinorah Acuna, Staff Writer

April 4, 2012

People are constantly drinking coffee, whether it is in the morning to wake them up for the day, in the middle of the day while they relax, or in the evening to keep them awake while working. Whatever the reason, people are coffee lovers to certain extents. In Downey, a majority of coffee lovers usually...

Girls soccer CIF Division 5 Champions

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012

The third time was a charm for the Lady Vikes’ girls soccer team as they defeated La Serna 2-1 in overtime on March 3 at Mission Viejo High School to win the CIF Division 5 Championship. It was the girls’ third trip to the final match, having lost in 2008 against Oaks Christian and in 2011 in penalties...

A ghostly blend of love

Dinorah Acuna, Writer

February 29, 2012

Following the success of her first single off the Born to Die album, Lana Del Rey released her ghostly blend of love and longing song “Born to Die” in late 2011. The tune has been receiving much attention due to the success and high rank of the previous single “Video Games” on the British singles ...

Girls soccer dominates Katella to move on to quarter finals

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

February 29, 2012

The girls soccer team went up against Katella High School on Feb. 22 at the Allen Layne Stadium for the second round of CIF. After the extreme tension that the girls experienced in their previous play-off game against La Quinta, which ended in a tie in regular and over time, and the game had to be determined...

Girls soccer beats Warren to secure league title

Girls soccer beats Warren to secure league title

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

February 7, 2012

The girls soccer team battled it out against cross-town rival Warren on Jan 27 at the Justice Stadium at Warren High School. With the San Gabriel Valley League title on the line the girls knew they could not tie again in their second go against the Bears. The possibility of not winning the SGVL title...

Get the horns

Get the horns

Dinorah Acuna, Staff Writer

January 20, 2012

  About a month ago, junior Christian Malacarne, signed a two-year contract to become a member of the Mexican rodeo team Rancho Contento. It is surprising that a year prior to this accomplishment, he had no interest whatsoever in the sport. In fact, he started by complete accident when another...

Boys basketball triumphs over Lakewood

Boys basketball triumphs over Lakewood

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

December 16, 2011

The boys varsity basketball team went against the Lakewood Lancers and came out victorious on Dec. 9 with a score of 48-35 at the gym. Though the game had a slow start, the Viking’s aggressive defense only allowed Lakewood to score 6 points in the first quarter. The defense also contributed to the...

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